First Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, now Giving Tuesday! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are days for getting bargains. Giving Tuesday (this year December 1st) is a day for giving back. And thankfully, more people are getting on the Giving Tuesday bandwagon. It’s getting more attention than ever. The Giving Tuesday campaign was started several […]
How does your year end? For many of us, the year closes with a rush of holidays in rapid succession—Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. They come with extra travel, extra traditions and, well, extra stress! Many of us hold on for dear life as we try to get to the end of one year […]
It’s a small door, only about four feet tall and two feet wide. You have to bow down to go through it. The threshold is surrounded by three large stones. For security reasons, there is usually an armed soldier standing next to it. They call it “The Door of Humility.” It is the door into […]
“Boy it must suck to be a pastor in December,” a friend once said to me. He was thinking—funerals in December, too many devotionals and sermons to give, too many Christmas events to attend, four Christmas Eve services, little time for family on Christmas eve, and being exhausted on Christmas Day. “Who would want to […]
One of my favorite Christmas stories recalls the Christmas Eve Truce of 1914. Do you know the story? Over the next few years, as we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I, you will hear about it. This month I’ve been thinking a lot about traces of the gospel in the Christmas stories […]
Below are new episodes of the TAKE 5 series on the subject of “The Lights of Christmas”, which airs weekdays on WTLN 950 AM Radio at 6:55 am & 5:55 pm and is now available on Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile. For more information visit rts.edu/takefive.
It always intrigues me that the best Christmas stories are filled with traces of the gospel. That’s true of A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, the story of Nicholas, and even How the Grinch Stole Christmas. One of my favorite stories is Ben Hur, written in 1880 by George Wallace, and made into an […]